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11 pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marked the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered into following the UK’s withdrawal from the EU. At this point in time (referred to in UK law as ‘IP completion day’), key transitional arrangements came to an end and significant changes began to take effect across the UK’s legal regime.
The International Waste Shipments (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019, SI 2019/590 largely in force from the end of the implementation period (IP) completion day makes provisions to amend legislation on international waste shipments to correct deficiencies arising from Brexit. This is done through amendments to the retained direct EU legislation in the form of Retained Regulation (EC) No 1013/2006 on shipments of waste and the Transfrontier Shipment of Waste Regulations 2007, SI 2007/1711. For more on retained law, see Practice Note: Introduction to retained EU law.
Amendments are detailed where relevant in the body of this Practice Note, but include matters such as:
omission of the requirement to produce a ‘waste management plan’ in accordance with the regulation 28 of the Waste Framework Directive 2008/98/EC, though note the addition at Transfrontier Shipment of Waste Regulations 2007, SI 2007/1711, regulation 11A instead
confirmation that the UK Plan for Shipments of Waste of May 2012 continues to have effect,
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